Emeril's Favorites Contest: Day Two

The tent at JBF's Chefs & Champagne. With Saturday's Chefs & Champagne now mere days away, we're celebrating by giving away an Emeril™ by T-fal® slow cooker! In case you missed yesterday's full rundown of the contest, here's the deal: we'll be asking a different question about the event's honoree, Emeril Lagasse, each day of this week. If you correctly answer any of the five questions in our comments section, you'll be eligible to win! Here's today's question: where does Emeril like to travel abroad?

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Lenox Salad Set Contest: And the Winner Is....

We're happy to announce that N. Reinheimer of Raleigh, North Carolina, is the lucky winner of the Lenox salad set! Thanks to everyone who played. You can see all of our readers' ideas for summer salads here.

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Emeril's Favorites Contest: Enter to Win an Emeril™ by T-fal® Slow Cooker!

Emeril Lagasse It’s time to pull the tents out of storage and polish our Champagne flutes—Chefs & Champagne® New York is almost here! Chefs & Champagne New York, the James Beard Foundation’s annual summer tasting party in the Hamptons, features flowing bubbly, the wines of Wölffer Estate Vineyard, and culinary offerings from a select group of more than 30 fine chefs, many from JBF Award–winning restaurants. There will also be a silent auction of fantastic culinary and travel packages to raise money for JBF (we're already accepting bids online!), and the 2011 recipient of the Christian Wölffer Scholarship for wine and food studies will be announced as well. This year’s event will honor the great Emeril Lagasse, a beloved chef who made cooking fun with his popular TV show

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Readers’ Summer Salad Ideas

salad The markets are bursting with bright, beautiful salad ingredients—and after going through the responses from this week’s salad contest, we’re feeling more inspired than ever. Check out our commenters’ favorite summer salads for some great tips on how to create your own. From effortless versions plucked straight from the garden to elaborate creations that make use of the grill, you’ll find ideas for every palate. Hearty Salads: Baby spinach with seared sirloin steak, and crumbled Gorgonzola, tossed with balsamic vinaigrette. Shaved fennel with crispy prosciutto, raspberries, Greek extra-virgin olive oil, sherry vinegar, and fresh mint. Octopus, shrimp, squid, and smoked salmon with avocado, fennel fronds, white wine, olive oil, crème fraîche, and

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Contest: Win a Lenox Salad Set!

Lenox Scoop Salad Set
Now that summer is officially upon us, we're weaning ourselves off of our local lunch spots and bringing in salads (lots and lots of salads) made from the abundance of greens in our CSA boxes. Got any fresh ideas? Tell us how you make your favorite summer salad in the comments section, Facebook, or Twitter (use hashtag #JBFsalad) by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 12. We'll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, July 13, and send the winner a three-piece Scoop Salad Set from JBF House Purveyor Lenox.*


*Official Rules: To enter, respond with your favorite summer salad ingredients in this blog's comments section, on Facebook, or on Twitter with the hashtag #JBFsalad by 11:59 P.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011. JBF staff will pick a

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JBF News: NYC Public Schools Recipe Contest Semifinals

Recipe contest Now that the deadline for our healthy school lunch recipe contest has come and gone, it's time for the fun to begin: the judging! On Monday night at the New York City Food and Finance High School, over 25 plant-based recipes were prepared and served to a panel of judges that included pastry chef François Payard, NYC public schools executive chef Jorge Collazo, and elementary and high school students. The judges whittled down the entries to ten finalists, which will be cooked and sampled at the Beard House tomorrow evening. Stay tuned for the the results and photos! Special thanks to our partners, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, the NYC Office of SchoolFood, Candle Café/79, and the New York City Food and Finance High School, for helping our kids eat well.

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JBF News: Deadline Approaching for NYC Public Schools Recipe Contest

vegetables We've been impressed by the response to our healthy school lunch recipe contest, but there's no such thing as too much delicious and healthy food! We'll continue to accept chefs' recipes for plant-based and meatless entrées through January 15 (that's next Friday), so keep 'em coming! Send your submissions to info@healthyschoolfood.org. (You can learn more about the contest rules and recipe guidelines here.) Special thanks to our partners, New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, the NYC Office of SchoolFood, and Candle Café/79, for helping our kids eat well.

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Recipe Contest for NYC Public Schools

vegetables Anyone who has a little eater in their life knows it’s challenging to instill them with an appreciation for a healthy meal. It takes a bit of talent and ingenuity to make some green beans appear more finger-licking-good than a carton of french fries. Think you’re up to the task? We're teaming up with the New York Coalition for Healthy School Food, the NYC Office of SchoolFood, and Candle Café/79 to develop healthy, plant-based, and meatless entrées to be served at NYC public school lunches. If you're a restaurant chef and would like to participate, send a recipe to info@healthyschoolfood.org by November 30. All qualifying entries will be judged by a panel of food experts and discriminating students at the James Beard House, and the winning recipes will be made available to all New York City public schools early next year. Our ultimate goal is to see system-wide inclusion of plant-based

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Tweet Eats: The Great Twitter Cook-Off

messy_kitchen_427x318 We want your recipes! Sure, we love it when chefs like Jonathan Benno, Martin Brock, and Alexandra Guarnachelli give us recipes for some of their great dishes, but we love it even more when we hear from our members and friends about what they like to cook at home. We’re launching our first ever recipe contest and we want to hear from you. What’s the best way to get recipes from you guys? Twitter of course! Tweet your recipe in 140 characters or less AND be sure to include the hashtag #jbfrecipe by August 14 for a chance to have your recipe tasted and judged by an incredible panel of experts. Drinks, salads, roasts, desserts—you name it; we want it. We’ve only got two guidelines: the finished product should taste delicious and we want to see your Twitter creativity. Wow us with flavors and your novel use of symbols and abbreviation. Over the

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